Lifestyle Archive: 2010

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The history of a novel idea

Curling up with a good book has been a popular pastime through the ages, but students today might not realize how far back the novel’s history goes.

Marta Straznicky, an English professor who specializes in early modern theatre, print culture and book history said the novel would be unrecognizable to students today.Continue...

Breaking up is hard to do: Watching 500 Days of Summer on V Day

Note: This was written while watching 500 Days of Summer for the first time. What follows in an exercise in indulgent diarrhea, an outlet for the angst of experiencing the...Continue...

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Waiting for the one

Sex is one of the most enticing, exhausting and exhilarating of human beings’ animal instincts. People will line up in the freezing cold to get into packed bars; sprint to the drug store before it closes and endure painfully awkward dinners for the possibility of sex. For the most part, our society nods at the penchant for all things coital.Continue...

The phone’s not the place for finding love

I’m not sure what Alexander Graham Bell had in mind when he invented the telephone, but I’m pretty sure telephone dating wasn’t exactly what he envisioned. I’ll warn you right now, this isn’t a love story.

I decided to delve into the world of phone dating because many companies’ ubiquitous advertising implies some people must be using them, despite it seeming like a dated way of meeting people compared to Internet dating sites.Continue...

Smut’s the stuff for kinky bibliophiles

People are pretty tough to shock these days. Movies and TV are getting dirtier and access to all things risqué is as easy as a click of the mouse.

But perhaps because the display of sex has become so explicit in our culture, some people continue to turn to the good old-fashioned book to explore human sexuality.Continue...

The simple way to sexy times

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It’s not a fetish, it’s genuine love

Erika Eiffel is a former world champion archer. Much of the credit for her success she gives to her bow, Lance, whom she was having a relationship with. “We were such a great team because we had that connection on every single level.Continue...

Stay protected with STI testing

Sexually-Transmitted Infections (STIs) are common on university campuses. But sexual health experts on campus say getting tested for STIs isn’t as common as it should be.Continue...

The transition to a new identity

“We’re born naked, and from there it’s all drag,” RuPaul, the famous American actor, drag queen and model once said. How people perceive sex and gender is always changing because everyone experiences these concepts differently.Continue...

How do I love thee?

Valentine’s Day, the annual holiday of love, is the traditional date when lovers express their feelings for one another through the exchange of flowers, cards and other Hallmark staples. Love is complex, cross-cultural and undeniably one of the most powerful forces in the world. Anthropologist Helen Fisher has made a career out of studying the dynamics of love.Continue...

Artist in Profile with The Ascot Royals


1. Who are you?
We are the Ascot Royals based out of the Hamilton/Brantford area.

2. What do you do?
The Ascot Royals are an up...Continue...

Epitaph for My Heart


This is not a fact—I’m just guessing—but I think that there are probably more breaking-up songs in the universal songbook than getting-together songs. I’m almost positive there are more “...Continue...

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We don’t need no education

With shows like Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? mockingly comparing the average individual’s intellect to the basic skills of a 10 year-old—and the answer in most cases is seemingly off-putting—the role of highly flawed classroom curriculums has been illuminated in the media.Continue...

COMPSA brings orientation back

COMPSA orientation, which was put on probation at Arts and Science Faculty Board on Nov. 13, has been conditionally reinstated.Continue...

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AMS Election Coverage Gallery

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The ‘pro’ in procrastination

Over the four-year span, the average student will spend tens of thousands of dollars on a university education, hoping to be ushered towards a rewarding career path.Continue...

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